UPDATE: Police investigating fatal crash in Bretton, Peterborough issue appeal for motorists’ help

Flowers  at the scene of a  fatal collision at Deerleap, South Bretton.
Flowers at the scene of a fatal collision at Deerleap, South Bretton.

Officers investigating a fatal collision in Peterborough on Wednesday (August 22) are appealing to motorists who may have been in the area prior to the incident.

In particular they are keen to trace the driver of a 4x4 travelling near Etton, Peterborough during the afternoon.

The driver and other road users nearby may have seen an incident involving a silver Saab 93, which was later involved in a fatal collision on Bretton Way at 5.25pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant James Thorne on 101.

A man has been charged with eight offences including causing death by dangerous driving after the fatal collision in Bretton Way on Wednesday.

Neville Smith (22) of no fixed abode appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court today (Friday, August 24) charged with:

- Causing death by dangerous driving

- Causing death by driving whilst disqualified

- Causing death by driving whilst unlicensed/uninsured

- Failing to stop after a road accident

- Making off without making payment

- Theft from a motor vehicle

- Fraud by false representation

- Aggravated vehicle taking.

The charges follow the death of Michael Alan Howard (42) from Burrett Road, Walsoken, Wisbech, who was riding a grey Suzuki GSXR 750 K4 and died at the scene. Michael was a father, grandfather and brother. The incident on Wednesday at around 5.25pm.

Three vehicles were involved in the collision, the motorbike and two cars. Two other people were arrested by police after the fatal collision - a 16-year-old girl from Peterborough who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking and a 20-year-old from man Peterborough who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle and drug driving. Both have been released under investigation.